In this lesson, we will talk about how similar or different these two are. If you're still interested in learning about confusing words, come with me.

"Yoke" vs. "Yolk" in English

What Is Their Main Difference?

These two are only similar in that they are homophones. However, 'yoke' refers to a wooden object one puts on the neck of two animals to keep them next to each other, while, 'yolk' indicates the yellow part of the egg.

Differences

'Yoke' refers to a wooden object used to keep two animals together, whereas, 'yolk' refers to the yellow part of an egg. Look at the examples below:

They mainly use yokes on cows.

I never eat eggs, because the yolk makes me wanna throw up.

Similarities

These two words share no similarities.

Are They Interchangeable?

Since they are two completely different words, they cannot be used interchangeably. Compare:

✓ It seems that somebody has broken the yoke.

X It seems that somebody has broken the yolk.

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